Lead Reliability Engineer* – Columbia, SC USA

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The Reliability Engineer executes work in compliance their ZERO EHS Impact Philosophy. The Reliability Engineer will work in collaboration with the Plant Engineering Manager and Maintenance Manager in developing the reliability strategy and program. The role is also responsible for partnering with the Maintenance Function to execute asset reliability strategy and management programs to improve availability, uptime, and overall equipment effectiveness. Where applicable, the reliability engineer should review capital projects to ensure that new designs match the reliability expectations of the asset.




— Ensures EHS compliance and continuous improvement in EHS performance

— Responsible for development of the site’s asset reliability strategy and for preventive and predictive maintenance program and processes

— Drives root cause analysis and correction to eliminate equipment reliability problems

— Leads implementation and maintenance of site’s equipment criticality analysis. Monitors, reviews, and improves existing asset maintenance practices for effectiveness and adherence to established industry or company best practices

— Drives continuous improvement in maintenance practices making data-driven decisions including use of quantitative metrics and most current CMMS data

— Participates in the development and improvement of reliability SOPs and work instructions to support the program

— Partners with functional groups and the planners/schedulers to develop the scope and schedules for all equipment shutdowns

— Responsible review and modification of shutdown plans on site dynamics, equipment issues, and production schedules

— Ensures clear and timely communication to sites functional groups on all shutdown issues

— Provides technical support for plant equipment and system troubleshooting

— Leads significant equipment repair initiatives, support Capital projects, and assigned process improvements

— Ensures that reliability program is executed in compliance with requirements of OSHA’s PSM regulations

— Consults asset management development strategies to ensure activities conform to Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP)

— Vigorously track sand report monthly metrics (Key Performance Indicators, KPI’s) as well as prepare technical progress reports on active projects and initiatives

— Satisfies all Corporate Quality Requirements and ISO9001 Quality Management System

— Practices Responsible Care 14001 through active participation in the Responsible Care Management System and adhere to the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care 14001

— Drive a Culture of Continuous Improvement

— Partners to drive LEAN/Six Sigma, continuous improvement of processes and operations for increased productivity and efficiency (Operational Excellence)

— Actively participates in a culture of continuous improvement through collaborative engagement and by providing suggestions in meetings and trainings to improves processes and systems

— Ensures work is accomplished through defined, measured, and continuously improved work processes; proactively identifies and leverages best practices developed by them.




EXPERIENCE: BS ME or Chemical Engineer with 7-20 years of experience ideally from a chemical process where unit operations are applied. Looking for reliability experience of their process equipment with a strong safety track record in Process Safety Management (PSM).  Chemical Process Industry is desired but will consider candidates from the Petro Chemical, Oil and Gas, Pharma and related process related industries. Strong CMMS experience is highly desired.

DUTIES: This Engineer will be the Lead Reliability Engineer at this 400-person site working with the Plant Engineering Manager and Maintenance Manager to develop strategy and protocols for their reliability program. Will work in conjunction with the project engineering group over seeing projects to assure reliability and safety of this 400-person site.

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